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Tedford wins 2016 Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize for history writing

July 18, 2016

GREENWICH— Greenwich High School graduate Owen Tedford was honored the Concord Review’s 2016 Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize for his published work on Gettyburg history.

Owen Tedford was the second GHS student to be published in The Concord Review, a scholarly historical periodical that draws entries from high school students from around the world. Owen’s paper, “The Failure of the Confederate En Echelon Attack at Gettysburg” appeared in the Spring 2016 Concord Review.

The Concord Review is “the only quarterly journal in the world to publish the academic research papers of secondary students,” according to the Review’s website. “The Emerson Prize is awarded annually to students published in The Concord Review during the previous academic year who have shown outstanding promise in history at the high school level.”

A member of the GHS men’s rugby team, Tedford graduated with the Class of 2016 in June. Tedford also captained the varsity ski team, served as a youth football coach and sailing instructor, and was the school orchestra’s principal violist. He was member of the National Honor Society and was recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.

Tedford will attend Princeton University in the fall.

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